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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday)

: Downlands

A film that compares old and new methods of Downland farming in Southern England.

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

For Younger Children
Meet the Penguins: 4: The Free School Opens
by Josephine Smith Wright.

The House that Jack Built
The garden is planned, the paths are laid, and the model is packed for sending.
The address to which models should be sent is: 'Model House Competition', [address removed]

The Stolen Plans
A play for six characters written by John Hewer.
Cast in order of appearance: John Hewer

(to 17.40)


Writer (Meet the Penguins): Josephine Smith Wright
Drawings and animations (Meet the Penguins): Bill Hooper
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Barbara Trevor
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Kenneth Connor
Music (Meet the Penguins): John Hooper
Writer/Actor (The Stolen Plans): John Hewer

: Weather Chart

: Newsreel

: Centurion: The Birth of a Fighting Machine

Tonight's visit to the Royal Ordnance Factory at Leeds shows how component parts from England, Scotland, and Wales are fashioned into Britain's world-famous 52-ton Centurion tank.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Producer: Barney Colehan
Producer: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Joan Gilbert's Diary


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Quite Contrary

featuring Ray Martin and his Orchestra, Jimmy Wheeler, Jack Storey, Ben Wrigley and Company, Joan Regan, Bob Harvey, The Littlewood Songsters, Leigh Kostelanetz (Hollywood make-up expert), The Television Toppers.


Musicians: Ray Martin and his Orchestra
Comedian: Jimmy Wheeler
Comedian: Jack Storey
Comedians: Ben Wrigley and Company
Singer: Joan Regan
Singer: Bob Harvey
Singers: The Littlewood Songsters
Make-up expert: Leigh Kostelanetz
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dance direction: Jack Billings
By arrangement: Jack Hylton
By arrangement: George Black
By arrangement: Alfred Black
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: The Balloon Game

Viewers are invited to join a studio jury in passing judgment on three famous characters in history.
Chairman, William McElwee


Chairman: William McElwee
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: News

(sound only)

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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